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Accidental envenoming by a Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica): the haemostatic disturbances observed and investigation of in vitro haemostatic properties of whole venom.

Abstract:

We report the successful treatment of envenoming by the Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) and include results of in vitro investigations of the haemostatic properties of the whole venom. The patient was admitted to casualty soon after the bite with chest tightness, dizziness, nausea and swelling at the site of the bite and was treated immediately with polyspecific antivenom, hydrocortisone, chlorpheniramine and antibiotics. Results of haemostatic investigations were essentially normal on admissio...

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McNally, T More by this author
Conway, GS More by this author
Jackson, L More by this author
Theakston, RD More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
87
Issue:
1
Pages:
66-70
Publication date:
1993
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:a87b37d8-39e3-4f0b-8b47-4fe7e75cf729
Source identifiers:
61176
Local pid:
pubs:61176

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